Elisabeth Lyon works with nonprofits in strategic planning and policy development. She worked for the Model Cities Program in Charlotte, North Carolina; was Director of Urban Affairs for the Greater Baltimore Committee; and has been a consultant in urban planning in her current home city of Portland, Oregon. She has served as a trustee of organizations as widely varied as the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, The Library Foundation, Inc. in Portland, and Planned Parenthood associations in Maryland and Oregon, the latter of which she served as president. In addition, Ms. Lyon served as president of the Board of Directors of Associates of the Oregon Symphony and chaired the Endowment Committee of the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. She has considerable experience in strategic planning, fundraising, and not-for-profit governance, and a demonstrated commitment to the fields of education, environment, and reproductive health.